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Dec 6, 2013 11:30pm PST
holidays have officially arrived in washington, d.c. >> three, two, one. >> president obama has thrown the switch, lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage as he counted down. the president did a little dancing with a little elf. the festivities wrapped up in pretty hua weather there in washington. >>> meantime, a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney characters and mickeys et cetera that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. >> now there is a fan. the great christmas light fight will air right here on abc7 starting next monday. stay tuned. >>> help us feed the bay area this holiday season. visit the facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. we will donate $1 in your honor to the bay area's feeding america food bank up to $75,000. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. the winner will be announ
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
life of nelson mandela. president and mrs. obama boarded air force one today for the flight and riding with them, former president george w. bush and his wife, laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. bill clinton will meet them there. jimmy carter arrived and oakland congress woman barbara lee is part of the under the circumstances -- u.s. congressional gel del investigation. here is a look at the schedule of the events in south africa. >> this is where the big public memorial will take place tomorrow. the 95,000 seats will be packed tomorrow with south africans of all stripes as well as dignitaries from are around the world this, will be the biggest event during the week of mourning, started yesterday with prayer and remembrance. will be follow by the three days of lying in state in the capitol, for the south africans to say their final goodbyes sunday will be the funeral mandela will be laid to rest in the village where he grew up. >> abc news is planning live coverage of the memorial to begin at about 1:00 a.m our time. they hope to carry the service until presid
Dec 9, 2013 11:30pm PST
in less than 2 hours from now. president obama and first lady michelle left washington, d.c. area today. from andrews air force base with former president george w bush on board air force one. they landed in south africa less than 2 hours ago. president carter and clinton traveled separately. they are there now. mr. obama plans to deliver 20 minute speech on how mandela influence reached far beyond the border of south africa. ♪ service will be on wednesday here our time. pacific boy choir academy in oakland will join the mandela service in dc tomorrow morning. boys visited south africa in 2009 and were inviteded by the south african embassy to the u.s. to perform. group will sing a mexico of south african hymn and classic american gospel song. >> now of course we are planning live come of the mandela memorial to begin at 1 a.m. our time and carry the service until the presidt delivers his remark. 2 memorial planned locally. in san francisco mayor ed lee will host svbing memorial in the rotunda. wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and in oakland celebration is planned for noon at this plaza a
Dec 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
you tonight on abc 7 news at 9:00. come up here president obama is due in johannesburg at any moment now. plan for the huge farewell for nelson mandela. >> ♪ you will hear from members of east bay boys choir chose tone my prominent role at mandela memorial in washington. >> think it's cold here. there's a new record for col there's a new record for col coldest spot on to thsuffered in silence... hoped... and lived in a state of fear... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at >> in just a matter of hours now a huge memorial will get upped way at south africa. to celebrate the life and legacy of nelson mandela who died last week. you look live now at the stadium where the service will take place. as you can see people are already lined up outside more than 80,000 people are expected. this is a live picture and you can see dancin dancing. this is of course people are mourning his death b
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
president obama said nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health sometime. >> coming up next cal athletics signs up a ben >> updating breaking story out of contra costa county. officials warning about a possible color yeens incident >> nick smith is live where the county has given the all clear. >> reporter: you know we have new information this, is what you need to know. i just got off the phone with randall sawer. he says all clear has been given. the tank has been empty, and you can, they're continuing to monitor the situation and they're doing now what is called a cause analysis thchl is a view from sky seven hd. we're over the scene moments after the announcement was given there was a shelter in place. this is what we know. the plan had been shut down since tuesday after chlorine releases today's leak was unrelated to those chlorine releases, pipes had contained water broke and contaminated the chlorine tanks. so, a shelter in place was given. what happens is that chlorine can cause severe injuries to lungs. which is what the county cal
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
jobs. it called after president obama called on congress to raise the federal moninimum wage. >>> last night we told you about the person leaving big tips. in michigan a wait tore got a $3,000 tip and last month someone sitting at a table at harris' steak house in san francisco got a $5,000 tip signed tips for jesus. it's discovered the mystery tipper, former paypal vice president cashed out for millions when the company was sold. he has not confirmed the report. more the come. >>> well, when the weather gets cold, we often look for creative ways to stay warm without driving up the bill. tonight researchers may have found one and as abc 7 news jonathan bloom explains, you don't have to leave the comfort of your chair. >> reporter: it looks like a chair but the word chair isn't anywhere in the name. this is a personal comfort system. >> we try to make something look like a regular desk chair, as you can see but the difference is inside. >> reporter: hidden beneath the black are three silent fans, two heating coils and a battery. >> i'm in heating mode and if i switch to cool,
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
remaining legal cases against the health care law. >> mean time president obama announced new 100 million dollar initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will good to the national institute of mental health health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discovery to eliminate hiv or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of you who live through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >>reporter: white house marked world aids day by hang ago giant red ribbon between column in the north port could. the president also announced that the u.s. has surpassed the ambitious goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to anti-retro-viral dru drug. >> doctors reporting epidemic of very different kind of twins. the center for disease control and prevention says that 46 percent of all bab
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed. >>reporter: as young man nelson mandela faced daily humiliation of living under part hide. system of government enforced racial division that led to the oppression of the majority. black south african. he made the fate for his country and people liberation his cause. in 1964 he paid the price of his own freedom sentenced to life in prison. free free man della became situation monmust with demands for free south africa. the president there finally rae leased mandela. >> ty in the name of peace the frame for all. >>reporter: he was embraced by his people and the world. mandela became a nobel peace prize recipient and fruition of polit
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
traveling before it crashed. >>> when it comes to the obama care website, why it appears the fix is in. >>> and the demand 49 tight end vernon dave sis making f >>> federal investigators revealed the commuter train that derailed over the weekend was traveling 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. the metro rail north train killed four and injured more than 70 others. today the national transportation safety board investigators mind the train's data recorders. they say it's still unclear whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble. >> investigators will be carefully reviewing all the data to determine the functioning of the brakes throughout the trip, and to determine why the throttle went to zero and brake pressure went to zero. >> authorities are also questioning the train's engineer and other crew members. rail union leader say the engineers was sdwrur injur-- wa injured and is cooperating with investigators. >>> speed was a factor in the furious" actor paul walker and his friend, when was driving. police say -- who was was driving. police say
Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
starting wednesday until his burial on sunday december 15. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> always love him for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >>reporter: retired ash bish told mourners at cape town people best way to honor him is to value unity and democracy that he embodied. >> in the spring of 93 85 students at uc berkeley led a protest that bring change to south africa ultimately. 7 news reporter spoke w-2 former students who helped win the apartheid in south africa. these papers were typed by students with a plan to help end apartheid in south africa. year was 1985 and the students were from uc berkeley. california assembly woman nancy skinner was the leader of the student difficult vest committee. >> it was students and city leaders and it was the if is to difficult vest 1979 so there was already activism. >>reporter: there were daily rally at this plaza. students quickly began camping out. berkeley police staged a raid and arrested
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